As an important gateway between the east and west Iran has a deeply rich history and equally tumultuous present. Perhaps not the first place that springs to mind as a holiday destination Iran is currently more famous for its inclusion in American President Bush's so-called axis of evil. Unfortunately, this reputation has kept visitors away from enjoying its breathtaking landscapes, ancient cities and magnificent ruins. Globetrekker Ian Wright starts the journey in bustling Tehran faking in the capital’s sights and checking out the local night life. A short two hour drive from Tehran brings him to the mountain resort of Dizin for a leisurely day of skiing. After hitting the slopes, Ian travels via the Caspian Coast to Esfahan, home of the famous Blue Mosque and the historic Shah Abbas’ Palace. The journey continues to Shiraz, where he witnesses the Ashura festival before venturing out to find the Quashqai nomads of southern Iran. Ian’s travels end with visits to two of Iran’s ancient cities, Persepolis built at the height of the Persian Empire by Darius the Great and the Citadel at Bam tht was destroyed after the filming of this program by a massive earthquake in 2003.